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Gun Port Lid Hinges

Is there anybody out there who can give me some tips on making gun port lid hinges ? I have searched high and low on this website but cannot find much to help me. Those commercially available are pretty limited in their offering.

 

I guess I will have to work with brass shim but there have to be a few tricks in cutting along the edges ?

 

Pete

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Chuck from Syren is doing a great thing with the gun port lid straps and I will probably order some. But I am stubborn enough to want to produce my own straps, I guess from brass. So, in spite of Antony's response, has anybody got a method that they use ?

Pete

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Do they have to be working, or just 'cosmetic'?

I did some hinges, using just using ordinary white paper, painted black.

(yes, closed ports.....)

 

Jan

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Pete,

 

Snoop around in the Scratch section also.  Maybe a search for gunport and hinges while in that forum and another in the kit forum?  I've seen quite a few very well done hinges there as well as in the kit logs. 

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